Photo courtesy of Tony Perrottet
This could be the Daily What?! of all Daily Whats we’ve published. A few years ago, we published a piece about how Napoleon’s penis was stored in a suburban house in New Jersey – which was no joke. Napoleon’s “member” was the subject of the book Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped by New York City-based author Tony Perrottet. Earlier this week, Perrottet gave a book reading for Affinia Bookworm’s National Book Month on the Upper East Side where had brought as the star of the event, a replica of Napoleon’s privates. As Perrottet says, “I’m one of only a handful of people who have seen the original, kept in a very nice leather presentation case in suburban New Jersey.”
Back in 2008, Perrottet took all of us into the house of urologist Dr. John Lattimer via a video, below. And as you’ll see from our previous article, Napoleon’s penis has come quite a long way from the hands of his doctor, to a Corsican priest, to a British collector, to the auction block and finally to New Jersey.
See more of Tony Perrottet’s books here and for more historical fun, do check out Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped.